Betty Godfrey Mitchell, lady of many talents

September 13, 2021

The world lost a beloved mother Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, when Betty Godfrey Mitchell departed this life at the age of 97 in Southport, N.C.   Born in Millsboro Oct. 12, 1923, she was the daughter of Robert Elwood and Alberta Torbert Godfrey.  Betty was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers: Preston Elwood, Charles Robert, and the Rev. George Clinton Godfrey; and her husband, Dale Leroy Mitchell.

Betty is survived by her two daughters: Lois Ambler and Diane Jorge of Southport; one grandson: Scott Dale Sutton (Kim) of Hanover, Pa.; two great-grandchildren: Emily Joan Sutton and Evan Robert Sutton of Hanover; as well as many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mrs. Mitchell resided in Millsboro for 94 years until she moved to Southport in 2018 to be closer to her daughters.  Over the years she enjoyed spending her winters in Hobe Sound, Fla.  She acquired many friends where she lived and worked.

She was the former co-owner of Snow White Laundry, and was a lady of many talents, some of which included sewing, cooking, and bookkeeping.  She loved to stay busy and enjoyed the time she spent in the kitchen cooking meals for her family and preparing favorite recipes for her friends.

To many who knew her, she seemed invincible.  She was a firm believer that where there is a will, there is a way.  Her stamina and determination to obtain her goals were ongoing throughout her lifetime.  She will be missed by many, yet her love and devotion will remain deep in many minds and hearts of those whose lives she touched.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m., at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Pastor Karen Tunnel will officiate.  Interment follows at the Millsboro Cemetery. 

Memorial gifts can be made in the form of flowers, or donations to Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 566, Millsboro, DE 19966, or to the Millsboro Public Library; P.O. Box 458; Millsboro, DE 19966.

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